Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, January 18, 1923, Image 1

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SI 4 VOLUME y i L WISDOM, MONTANA, THURSDAY. JANUARY 18, 1923. Nl^lBER 14 «B? Anent State Highways The Montana Highway Newa for December, under the caption: “A Rational Highway for Montana”says \We must not fool ourselves into the belief that completing ‘ the im­ provement of the 17 per cent or trunk state highway system will solve the road problem of the state.’’ Mr. Highway Commission, you #ald a mouthful that time! If •tnock along at about 20 miles an hour I can reach Divide on one of the supposed state highways in about four hours and from there may put in one hour over a very good road into Butte. Over the entire state the farmer is up against the same thing four hours arriving at the state road which is of one hour’s benefit. The highway development pro poses to “ match federal funds with the counties on a 27-20 per cent ba­ sis, the counties supplying only 20 *e r cent. The federal government Will supply 63 per cent. Does the highway commission donate to the state that 27 per cent, or do the taxpayers provide that fund? Does the federal government become pos­ sessed of its 68 pr cent through the generosity of Wall street, or, is that just a little proposition on the side for the taxpayers of the county to take care of? Figure it out for yourself The Highway News goes on to tell that “the necessary funds will be se­ cured by an increase in motor vehi de fees, a two-cent gasoline tax and royalties from federal oil lands as at present.\ Who pays the increase in motor vehicle fees— which in crease is proposed by the kighay com mission to be about 100 per cent— if it isn't the same taxpayer herein before mentioned? If the gasoline burned by the highway commission was paid by themselves instead of by the taxpayer who is responsible for the state funds, they would not be so anxious to double the gasoline tax. The Highway News further ays “ The policy will enable the matching of all federal aid apportioned to the state and not now matched, amount ing to $6,600,000 and will prevent the I obb of approximately one million dollars of tills amount of federal money next Jply 1 ” Well we should worry! Let’s lose it Bankers and financiers who would recommend the bonding of the counties for this purpose are few in­ deed, unless it might be in Southern California, where good roads are de­ manded and paid for indirectly by the tourists. Were Beaverhead county bonded to build a sufficient mileage of fed­ eral aid roads at $7,600 a mile to be of any practical benefit to us, even though our initial payment was but 25 per cent of the total cost, would put us so far in the hole that Bald mountain wrould be a hole in the ground before we had the bonds re­ tired. Instead of raising our taxes under existing financial conditions, let’s keep down the motor vehicle tax, the gasoline tax, the state tax and the federal tax, and maintain in a proper manner the roads we now have until we have recovered- from the bump we got fa 1920 and 1121. Highway News in the same is­ sue says: “Strange as it may seem, there is apparently no demand on the part of the farmers of the state for a eontinuanee of state road ac­ tivities. On the contrary, there is a very insistent demand on the part of motor vehicle owners for more miles of the kind of roads the department is now construct hag.” If traced to the foundation, this means that the owners of pleasure ears in the cities want high class roads hut the farmer thinks he can’t afford them. The reddest of the in- eorpcfated eftiea PAT NO ROAD TAX-^hw farmer pays five nrfEa. Three mfilkm can are owned hy the torment* the Patted State*. We w e d good roads, hut «sir a* b a t as we am afford the». IffOOg PKS 1 m W mm mKVe&rW 91 I W - .EAST FOX SCHOOL NOTES Percent of attendance for Decern 99.25. Henry Olsen delivered a splendid ihristmas tree for the program. Charlie Olsen and Mike McOinnis epaired our heating system. ¿ Otto Qasser surprised the school hildren by a fine treat of Christmas candy. A fine Christmas program was ren­ dered. Wilma Christensen and Vir­ ginia Husted each spoke a piece. Dorothy Husted received the high­ est average, 92, and Hester Olsen second, 91. Alma and Hester Olsen carry the honors of receiving the most spell­ ing stars for December. Dorothy Husted made the 100 mark in her mid-year spelling. Helen, Hester and Alma Olsen, Dorothy, Grace and Charlie Husted were neither tardy nor absent. Grace Husted, Alma and Helen 01 3en received the medium size certifi cate for perfect attendance of three months. East Fox school joined Jackson school in the Chritsmae program. December visitors were Mr. and Mrs. VVm Christensen and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olsen, Mrs. Alex Peterson. Mrs. Roy Ford, Misses Jo- rephine Quigley. Rosie and Ruby Neidt, Mrs Jack Husted and family. HAPPY NEW YEAR New Year' New Year is drawing near. Willi happiness for all the year i’lie pet pie count the minutes one by one Until the striking of the clock is done. Happy New wVear is what they yell When the old man goes\ out, pell mell, Uid the young new year ome.s tripping lightly in —Idella Husted, Class B OUR NEW YEAR •lew Year comes but once a year, With storms that tell of his good, cheer, o gladden us upon the ways Wit* thought« that * fe*M ~«4 happy days. We make new resolutions To live throughout the year To help us in our daily actions That will bless us here on earth. — Alma Olsen, Class B WAS^ GOOD MEETING The joint meeting of the Big Hole Basin Stockmen’s association and the directors of the Big Hole Creamery company Saturday afternoon was an encouraging feign. Correspondence between Wm. Huntley of the local bank and E F Benson, manager of the Northern Pacific railway depart­ ment of immigration and industry showed that the outside world has an eye on the Basin and it is simply up to Us to do our part In order to reap the harvest which is ours for the effort. President Parsons of the Stockmen’s association was author­ ized by motion of Secretary Charles Quist to appoint a committee to as­ certain just what lands can be leased or sold. George Parsons created a sensa­ tion by exhibiting his cream check for $76,80, the product of 22 cows for eight days. Cashier MeKevitt has computed Mr. Parsons' profits or “feed bill” at 38,4 ppr day per animal. “And haJf of ’ em are strip­ pers,” George announced. Secretary MeKevitt of the Cream­ ery association read & comprehensive report of the company’s business to­ gether with the names of patrons and the amounts they have received slnee the beginning of creamery op­ erations late in Jaly of last year. We had hoped to pobiish ft this week but will not he able to do so until the next issue. Total amount of butter-fat purchased is 11,752.4 fbe, for which the eompcay has paid 18.- 658.61, an average price of 46.8 per RUDE RURAL R H Y M E S (Written, for T he N ews by Bob Adams) ll.VLD BARD AM) WOJttIRX MAIDEN Where are the shy atid geulle dears we used to love in yesteryears, with modest iu ;s and sobr views, whose skirts hung down to hide t-heir sl oes? Yea, if in action or repose, l\v i ccident the tkut arose to show half an inch of hose, some smter warned them on the sly lest it might pltuse a roving eye When school boards wished in days of yore t< oil the village wTool house floor the teacher kicked beceuse her skirt was diegging in the greasy dirt; but you can let jour bottom jlpllar the modern school- marm does not holler, ’¿he Laid was wont in dther years to praise his lady’s ears; tire best girl of the modern poet may still have ears but he don’t know it. The modern maid is oft a poach, e’eu though her ears are out of reach, She may be gentle and iwped, e’en though her cheeks are calcimliuil bbt has lasong too no doubt, for pulling half her eyebrows out. I’m glad I am not married to her, yet gladly give the praises due her. in every look and act, forsooth, she seems 1.o please the modem youth; and 1, though ohlr, balder, InlUr, still get a lame neck looking at her, — BOB ADAMS =Ä*F Tree-Covered Desert id Southwestern Arizona United States Geological Survey has Mapped This Interesting Home of the Papago Indians for Benefit of Automobile Tourists - - f t A X j e m If smM 'pom. fan*. pm* lepwspt* fi«* T f n f itgfftt. lihitu. i n r f f l f : i f ' , agHapjjittipff la Aia ml , CATTLE ON THE MOTE € E HfBer chipped 266 « le m fend 166 ctm 6M« Mfck, the ferner go­ ing to the Lee J a g e !« fM&teg e pea? ttfpnamtoB here hy A ? Batìk und Mr. M ill« W xbw M t t « * g the , . Tike« ma* -a* - m t m t o t • a t * According to the common notion* the Mexican boundary, forming a tri- the desert Is a barren, trackless*angle that lies west of Tuscon and waste covered by drifting sand, but east of Yuma, Is the subject of a the Papago country of southwestern guidebook by Kirk Ryan just pub Arizona is a desert that is green and lishefl by the United States Geolog tree covered and contains ponds and bail Survey This guidebook is the cultivated fields. However, the ver- fourth of a series that describes the dure is deceptive, the trees caBt al- roads, wells, springs and other wa most no shade, the ponds are dry tering places of the most arid l,ttrto f most of the time, and such fields as the United States, an area of 60,9)0 may be cultivated yield crops only square miles in southeastern Caltfor- at intervals. Great areas are with- .ilia and southwestern Arizona oat pernianeil walfer, and $# 1 » The surveys were made In 19UI habitants of the region, human and and 1618 uncles a small appropria- anhnal, are engaged in a continual lion by congress Signposts giving stiiggle for a precarious livelihood, directions and distances from water- Rain is infrequent but at times it Ing place to watering place were conies with devastating suddenness erected at suitable points. The maps and vigor During ,these rare peri- made by these surveys form the ods of rain roads that are ordinarily most valuable part of the guide- difficult to traverse because of deep hot kt for they are the most com- saiui or dust and lack of watering plete and accurate maps of the re­ places become seas of mud. , g!>n yet published The relief of the In this inhospitable environment com try is shown by brown shading, the Papago Indians have lived since wlrch brings out clearly the forms the days of the early Spanish explo- of the mountains, hills and broad rets, and doubtless long before. In plam.> and makes the maps easily summer they cultivate corn, beftns understood by anyone, and squash in the broad valleys' ’.'he book contains detailed logs of wherever floods wet the ground; in tb^ reeds In (he region, Including winter they congregate at wells or not only those of the principal auto- othei watering places in the moun- mobi'o routes but those of branch tains A few white stockmen, min- ro-uls that lead to parts of the des­ ert, storekeepers and government of- ert that are seldom visited and little fleers are scattered through the known. These logs show in heavy area At the great copper camp of type the places at which water can Ajo, however, the traveler will find be ebti.ined. There is also a list of a modern city of 2,000 people, an watering places which includes brief outpost of civilization in the desert, j information as to their location and In 1917 the road leading from advisability. Tuscon, the county seat of Pim&j The Introductory part of all these eoirty, to Ajo was 135 miles of guide!ocks contain detailed Infor- roath and difficult traveling. This mat ion regarding difficulties eneoun- jovriey, a whole day's trip by auto-Herod in traveling through the desert mobile, was attempted only by the and eugtestions for surmounting experienced desert traveler. By 1920 thorn. Anyone who intends to travel there had been constructed over the in any par: of this region should con- worst parts of the road 82 miles of suit cne of these guidebooks. Cop- medern highway and the journey^es of the one just published, which can now be made in ions, hours. In- to nnn bered Water-Supply Paper deed the road from Tuscon to 410-T> and entitled “ Routes to desert Yuma, which includes this road to! places in the Papago eotra- AJo, bids fair to become part of one try,. Arlrcna,\ have been sent to the' of the popular transcontinental post offices, the chambers of eom- roads. jmeree and the principal hotels and The Papago country, which Is garages In the region and can be con- south of the Gila river and north of suit 3d at these places. OUR NATIONAL HYMN ttu top of federal income taxes and all other taxes, tax-boosters are proposing -state income taxes, more ga jsflne tales, etc. The average eit- fee* while absorbed is the Jeyfal oc­ cupation of making oat tax cheeks, ter>*dieg one to Uncle Sam, extgbes the strains off ”My Cowrtry, Ttowf Thee. ” W Rfcap«**#» to Vy ee*t£r?, Y& ge ihee, sweet laaff MONTANA BUTTER PRODUCTION Mentana produced 7,429,666 pounds of batter in IM ljin increase of 2,646,666 pounds ever the 1916 total of M 8 9,666, accordine to fig­ ures compiled by Swift t Oe. This indicates that Montana to making rapid strid« hi approaching inde­ pendence of the ectside butter sup- m . f t * estimated ihat «be ^ I m ÄPEÖBT WBWfff wB jBMr ‘ Sbeni a _ fe Méaitam* iteri U t Te (toc ¥ bring t f n t o m m tox Ver » w 4ML •taf : fina ffknèo ! NEW LAWS NEEDED Among. the new lawA_ which should te enacted by.the legislature a s-ibsirtber submits * list of the few he thinks pertinent : A i.iw regulating the length of tacks and providing for the quality, texture, composition, sharpness and size of the same, and repealing all other laws in contlict therewith; a law to create a hospital for aged, In­ sane, blind, sick and dependent cats, aud creating a levy by taxation for tin support of the same; a law teg ulatin>? the manufacture. Imports ttou and sale of matches, establish ing a standard match of which not more than 45 to 1 will break off in the stTdicl ing, making it a felony t<> mauuiuciure a match that will not bum when properly stricken and which if thrown oil the ftooi will not set lire to the house, a law govo'iung the cost, strength and size of lair; ins, regulating the number to the package and providing penal ties for eny person or peruous who leave hr a pins in undesirable places, a law governing the quality of salt­ ed peanuts, regulating the price, the kituj of peanuts and the amount of sav - tit scribing Hie package, hex carton, sack, in which coutuiio-o and providing penalties for disia g'trd of (he same. in addition t\ Ihu ve need a god popcorn luw- iho lopcoin condition in this stale is deplorable A new law should leg uiale liu sizt of I lie popped corn uml ami the quantity and quality of but lev use I, These thoughts are submitted to Hie legislators who wish to see ti bigger. In ttei. hniglHer Treasure ute Peanut politics should have its legislative equivalent - - Montana American, Butte USE COMMON SENSE The average man can earn ot save from $51)0 to $l,t)0u every flv< years. How many men can make this money earn money? Not one in ten The average individual knows a toed male« ot »few«», fe w! flour, a good walch, a good wagon, n goo 1 piece of cloth, a good automo rule, and so on He buys these ur tides fly comparing their merits with other articles of the same char acter Not so with liivesiments lie spends his money blindly, wiili no knowledge of comparative merits oi various classes of securities. You would not go to a blacksmith if you wanted your watch fixed, then why go to to a speculator when you want to Invest your money? Go to your banker or a legitimate bond bouse who is responsible to the com­ munity for sound advice on financial matters. Much loss and misery could be eliminated if this simple advice were heeded. UHURUH NOTES Breaeing services in the Wisdom church next Sunday, January 21st, at 7:30 p, m. Services the follow­ ing Sunday in the Tope school house at 3:00 p. m. 'Jhe Intei'church World Survey in forms ns that during the year 1920 the Protestant churches of the Unit ed States expended for kteal benev­ olent work 250 million dollars; or the tithe of 27 cents per member per day. The tithe of $1.37 per day par member would have paid all ex­ penses and given a surplus of one bilikm dollars, God claims the ownership of al! Whatever a man has he owes and not owns. We are stewards of God’s possessions. Are we aiming to be farthfal and ever ready to give an account of oar stewardship? Wm. G. JOHNSON, Pastor. State Industrial Review ADDITIONAL RADIO FUNDS Mrs. Ted Woodward very kindly remembers The News with the names of additions! eesirfbators to the Ga­ len radio fssd as follows; Mrs. Tern Peadergaat, Dave Hir- scly and Frit* Waichfy, $2.66 each; Mesdamw Montgomery and Wamp­ ler, $1. 66 « e h . WkOe the Galen raffle fend to fa the ttfrffiW are raaiaffeT I&ü Gut Big Ht3e L « a Boy ffowa to o t*, m ■set to- Ìl# ':Ì i8ÉÉM^ :ia totw tiS m Ito oMMer e t e r * ytm t m tote, i t ftoe nasi! toe wm ‘Ykera With h«*k Receipts by the secretary of at&t« for two-year period, $1,389,303. Ronan: Flathead poject gets $555.00'). klissoula: Missoula Gas company is sold to the Garden City company for $51.000, Havre: 112 miles of graveled highway from Rudyard to Dodson along the Gloat Northern expected 0 he computed by next tall. Butte may get a new federal build ng, to cost $360.000. A railroad Is to be built between Mihs Uity and. Sheridan, Wyoming. Missepla: A stand of six million re of limber has been sold by I he '(»rest ’ service Shelby Berg well flows about wo million feet per day Lew ¡slow n Ahairoka initio is to hurt tip ugaiu on its work near In- iomar. Great Falls: A deep test well of he Kevin-Sunburst field, to go .0o0 feel Is need he, will he drilled m\xt prlng by the Dixie Oil & Gas Uo Dillinjgs. Slate oil oerators ¡ire oi form a permanent organization Shelby to build community clnuv h Butte The Mountain States Tel- •phono company to install at a cod of more than $35.1)1)1) a new fiiliv equipped repeater and toll test room Great Falls Production starts on February 1 at Silver Dyke Neituirt nines Will mean a payroll of about ilk non a month To mine 500 tons if ore daily Glasgow New oil company (ms men formed here. capitalization ffiin ,l>0n Great Falls Berg and Spokario ,iells lioili prove tilg gassers Ttm Spokane is estimated at over 1 500 Mill enluc feet Belt Uonsiructhm of $(i.0un ml lition to the Methodist cliuich b planned Halter oil field Is to lie opene I for levelopment \alue of gold, silver, copper, Lad wad *lfe« mined In Montwh* in 1922, iicording to an estimate of I lie r S Geological Survey, department of the Interior, was $44.4k3dU)o , a lai c. > increase front Ihe value of $ 1 B .'i i'4 - >21 in 1021 The Sunhurst discovery w II was hilled into liie Kootenai sands jn-i ox mouths ago Six months of ac tivity has witnessed the erect urn of 12 tags, the bunging hi of 2 5 pro lucing wells, and bringing towards completion of over 20 wells. The field is building a pipe line and lias 2o miles of line, in Operation, iuclud- ■lig Bittragt! fat lilies totaling 6 2 3lH) oarrels and modern marketing hard ties Development work Is progress ng tner 169,320 ucres, this amount >f territory being under lease on ap­ proved structure or adjacent t.o the major structure. The. real develop­ ment of the major structure ha- not been undertaken NEW LIBRARY OFFICERS Al a meeting of the Wisdom Li irary association las! Saturday aft • riioon the mere men relinquished i.H rigdits, title and interest tn and m > the organization to the women forks and elected the following offi­ cers : Mrs O E Müler president.. Mrs ('has. Qaist vice-president, Mrs Me- Kc-vitt secretary, Mrs. Jesse Reed treasurer. A board of directors, all women, was chosen, one from each of tea different parts of the Basin, and the next meeting will be at the home of the vice-president Saturday, January 27th. Te officers elected aa'd the direct­ ors chosen have a reputation in this community for “ doing things” and The News expects to see something come of the association. Oar col­ umns are at the disposal of the mem­ bers for announcements or news con­ cerning the activities of the associa­ tion and we want to asfftre the la­ dies that we wish them well BEACH ATANY PRICE Brown's young wife, who is not especially rweet-l«*p«?ed, tsked her .. lord a s i ' master lor a k*a£rei ffMK ~ ifiatos.;-. ;, l ;-;.. lv ÜLyr;V ; t r- 'LL., to l e t \\ dear/* t o m tout b t t o f c t o ttito jt p * *& • to t tom t o t o off «alters to * •NÄ. w y « n . lilgj su BBS»

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 18 Jan. 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.